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Easy M&M Bundt Cake & Mott’s Spiced Apple Cider #HarvestFun

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Fall is my favorite Season of all! It’s not too hot, not too cold and the colors are just beautiful outside. It’s also the start of a whole new menu. I’m one of those who doesn’t prefer soup during the Summer. Fall is when I start baking and drinking warm beverages. I’m always looking for something new and with Fall colors to bake. It’s all about being pretty. I made the easiest (semi) homemade warm, spiced apple cider and an amazing Fall M&M’s bundt cake. 

Mott's Apple Cider #HarvestFun #shopThis recipe is so easy! This was the first time I had ever made this. I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of apple cider but this was really delicious! I simply put 4 cups of Mott’s Apple Juice, 1/2 teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of Ground Nutmeg into a pot on medium heat and stirred frequently. That is all. I poured it in a cup, added a cinnamon stick and enjoyed it with my cake (see below). 

Mini Bundts M&Ms #HarvestFun #shopFor the Fall M&M’s bundt cake, I took the easy way and prepared a boxed cake mix. I followed the directions on the box. There was even cooking times for these mini bundt cakes! 

Crushing M&Ms #HarvestFun #shopWhile the cakes were cooking, I put some milk chocolate M&M’s in a sandwich bag and crunched them up with a rolling pin. Be sure you don’t fill the bag too full or you will have a mess. 

Medium M&Ms BundtIn the beginning, I was going to make mini bundt cakes but that didn’t work out too well. I ended up making a medium sized bundt cake. About 15 minutes before it was done, I sprinkled crushed up M&M’s (and some whole ones) on the top (eventually the bottom) of the bundt cake. I let this cool a really, really long time. *Helpful tip: Do not put the M&M’s on any sooner or they will sink and mess up the top of your cake. 

Easy Fall M&M Bundt Cake #HarvestFun #shop

Once it was finished cooling off, I turned it upside down. I’m going to tell you a secret. Remember that tip I gave you earlier about not adding M&M’s too soon? I thought I was brilliant and sunk some Fall Peanut Butter M&M’s so they would be "in the middle." That didn’t happen. They sunk to the bottom (which is the top) and when I flipped it upside there were big chunks missing from the top. Because of the peanut butter (I think) they stuck to the pan and left my cake with holes. 

I came up with a creative plan that turned out better than what I had originally planned. I placed whole peanut butter M&M’s in the holes. Then around them, I spread chocolate syrup with my finger. After that, I sprinkles crushed up M&M’s on top. Of course, they stuck wherever chocolate syrup was. It looked better than my original plan to put glaze on top! 

Fall M&M Bundt CakeWhen all was said and done, it was time to enjoy all my creations. I served the M&M cake with a scoop of triple chocolate ice cream and a cup of hot Mott’s spiced apple cider. I will definitely be doing this one more. The family loved it and it was so easy! Be sure to follow M&M’s on Twitter and like them on Facebook to stay up on their latest news and promotions.

For more great ideas visit the Fall Baking and Entertaining Pinterest Board.

What is your favorite Fall recipe? 
(Give me an easy one and I might just make it.)

Comments

  1. Good tip on when to add the M&Ms…I would have totally done the same thing!